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MAJOR PEAK. Major Peak is eleven miles northeast of Fort Davis in eastern Jeff Davis County (at 30°41' N, 103°44' W). It rises to an elevation of 5,824 feet above sea level, some 1,600 feet above Horse Thief Spring, three miles to the southeast. Its shallow, stony surface supports live oak, piñon, juniper, and grasses.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"MAJOR PEAK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.